Interracial dating peoples opinions on it
Initially, I thought it weird that someone would even ask a question like that, but after sifting through the comments, and I mean COMMENTS, it was clear that many people really did have thought-out and serious opinions about it. I imagine that if you were to ask a random Black person what they thought about interracial relationships in general, they’d say they were indifferent, but I think we’ve all noticed the *humpf* Black women often make when they come across a Black man in a relationship with a woman outside of his race.
The infamous Black man and white women couple is often a center of conversation in Black groups, and I’m sure people on the outside have always wondered why?
Now, if we are being completely honest here, white women are stereotyped as being the weakest of any group of people.
So when a Black women ends up with a white man, we are often looked at as not being able to "handle" the Black man, who is himself looked at as the strongest of any group of people.
Often times, in exchange for her sexual acts, the massa would treat her more favorably than the other female slaves--exemption from working in the fields, for example. Today, the term is generally used to describe behaviors one would associate with that of a female “Uncle Tom.” And the "act" of being a Black woman in a relationship with a white man is seen as something someone complicit in the expansion of white supremacy would do.
Side note: If you haven't had a chance to watch "Underground," with Jurnee Smollet-Bell, DO IT! Another reason we see such an adverse response to a relationship like this is because Black women who are not with a Black man are often looked as as weak.
We would have talked about instances that have occurred back home, with people who are much, much older than us.
What’s with the double standard and the disconnect?
Most would just chalk it up to racism, but is that truly what it is and if so, where did that disapproval come from?
We also often see a similar reaction from Black men when they come across a Black woman in a relationship with a white man.
We feel that due to our sentiments being misrepresented, an opportunity for healthy dialogue concerning anxieties surrounding black-white relationships within the context of Harvard's campus has been lost in translation, resulting in understandable hurt and anger from many people that we care about on campus.
Rather than becoming an article highlighting different couples at Harvard and their experiences, this article unfairly stereotypes an entire community as resentful towards us, which is the last thing we wanted to do, especially concerning the stereotypes that we have encountered as a black man and white woman who are romantically involved with one another.